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Ben Roethlisberger

Sued for Sexual Assault

7/21/2009 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721_roethlisberger_89050832-1A woman claims Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lured her into a hotel room, then sexually assaulted her, according to a new lawsuit.

Andrea McNulty claims in her civil lawsuit filed in Washoe County, Nevada, this year's Super Bowl winner asked her to come to his hotel room in July, 2008 -- and then forced her to have sex with him.

McNulty -- an employee at the Harrah's Hotel in Lake Tahoe -- is suing for sexual assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

Ben denies all of McNulty's allegations. Roethlisberger's lawyer told ProFootballTalk.com, "The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct."

Roethlisberger was in Nevada at the time of the alleged incident for a celebrity golf tournament.

Coincidentally, Big Ben was photographed in Nevada this weekend for a different celebrity golf tournament, in which he shot a few rounds with Michael Jordan (see photo below).

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben was reportedly served with the legal papers at some point over the weekend -- but so far it's unclear if he got the papers before or after the tourney.

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MindTerrorist    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1829 days ago
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Really?    

July 2008 - Really - liar - even if this is true, a year later - give me a break - The Gold Digger waited till almost football season to say anything. This is why real victoms have such a hard time getting convictions.

1829 days ago
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Mememememememe    

He's ugly, and probably can't get any chicks! Not even with all of his money.

1829 days ago
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Mikey    

This is why they need instant replay cameras.

1829 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

40% of rape claims are false.

1829 days ago
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Mememememememe    

I WANT MY IMAGE BACK!

1829 days ago
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steve    

He's a homo---these claims are false!

1829 days ago
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Mememememememe    

I THOUGHT RUMER WILLIS WAS THE UGLIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. NOPE, I'VE JUST SEEN HIM!

1829 days ago
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Whadda-Do    

Guys witth money can't even get laid anymore without some whore wanting paid. Why did this skank wait a full year before charging him? She probably tired and tried to get in touch with him to blackmail him and filed charges after he wouldn't call her back.

Stupid, stupid, lazy whores can't make money for themselves.

1829 days ago
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Clevelandguy    

Amazing how she never pursued criminal charges and waits until he inks a new multi-million dollar contract to bring a civil suit. It's also rare that any hotel will send a lone female employee to a man's room. I suspect that she will make as much noise as possible in hopes that a check comes her way.

1829 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

She needed for an alibi. Filing false rape charges carry no penalty.

1829 days ago
12.

A    

I really wish someone would explain to me why if you are sexually assaulted or abused in any way, why do you wait so long to do anything about it????

1829 days ago
13.

Only marry foreign women    

Women need attention. He's lucky the woman did not kill him when he was sleeping.

1829 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

Hmmm No Police report at the time of the alleged foul play, Sounds like she's setting him up. I hate low life hookers looking for a FAST BIG PAYDAY. Fight the charges Bro.The Freakin Biatch

1829 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

Why did they name the guy and not the girl? WTF WHo is this liar?

1829 days ago
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